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December 06, 2017 - 12:47 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings after the plane's toilets stopped working and passengers couldn't hold it any longer. The Billings Gazette reports that the direct flight diverted hundreds of miles south on Saturday to make the...
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A Los Angeles County firefighter puts water a burning house in a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Ferocious winds in Southern California have whipped up explosive wildfires, burning a psychiatric hospital and scores of other structures. Tens of thousands of people have been ordered evacuated. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
December 05, 2017 - 10:47 pm
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Wind-driven fires tore through California communities Tuesday for the second time in two months, leaving hundreds of homes feared lost and uprooting tens of thousands of people. The most damaging fire was in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, where 150 structures were...
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Smoke rises behind a leveled apartment complex as a wildfire burns in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Over 100 structures have burned so far in Ventura County, officials said. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 05, 2017 - 9:02 pm
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in Southern California (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Erratic winds are hampering efforts to battle a 100-acre (40-hectare) brushfire in Southern California that has left two people burned, one critically. The fire erupted Tuesday afternoon in San...
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In this undated photo provided by the Tate Modern on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, artist Lubaina Himid poses for a portrait. Zanzibar-born artist Himid has won Britain's prestigious Turner Prize for art that tackles the legacy of colonialism and celebrates the people of the African diaspora. Himid is the first black woman to win the prize, as well as the oldest-ever winner, at 63. (Edmund Blok for Modern Art Oxford via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 5:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Zanzibar-born artist Lubaina Himid won Britain's prestigious Turner Prize on Tuesday for artworks that tackle the legacy of colonialism and celebrate the people of the African diaspora. Himid is the first black woman to win the prize, as well as the oldest-ever winner, at 63. The...
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Anthony Fierro yells in front of a police officer as protesters are stopped from marching up State Street during President Donald Trump's announcement to eliminate vast portions of Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 2:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to take the fight to court to preserve protections for land they consider sacred. Environmental and conservation groups...
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Wood marked with a 2016 Rockefeller Christmas Tree stamped is installed during a house rehabilitation Habitat for Humanity, Friday Dec. 1, 2017, in Newburgh, N.Y. Boards from last year's 94-foot Norway spruce were trucked 50 miles north to Newburgh, where volunteers recently used the planks to fix up two brick-front homes. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)
December 05, 2017 - 10:20 am
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Old Rockefeller Center Christmas trees never really die, they just get built into the wall frames and floor supports of affordable homes. For the past decade, the ornament-laden trees that have been lit up with glitz, songs and dancing Rockettes have gone on to be milled into...
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Anthony Fierro yells in front of a police officer as protesters are stopped from marching up State Street during President Donald Trump's announcement to eliminate vast portions of Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 11:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday took the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that "public lands will once again be for public use" in a move cheered by Republican leaders who lobbied him to undo protections they considered overly...
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December 04, 2017 - 6:43 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Civil-rights activists are praising American Airlines' plan to train employees to counteract bias in treating passengers, but the NAACP is still warning African-Americans about flying on the airline. The NAACP has not lifted the October "travel advisory" it issued after what it called...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015, file photo, the USS Little Rock littoral combat ship is launched into the Menominee River at Marinette, Wis. The USS Little Rock is expected to arrive at Buffalo’s Lake Erie waterfront on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. It will be commissioned Dec. 16 at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, where three World War II vessels are docked. (Rick Gebhard/The Eagle Herald via AP, File)
December 04, 2017 - 10:59 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A new U.S. Navy ship has arrived in New York in advance of its commissioning, scheduled for later this month. The USS Little Rock glided into the Buffalo harbor on Monday, escorted by the Buffalo Fire Department's Edward M. Cotter fire boat and cheered by a few hundred people...
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December 04, 2017 - 10:31 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine might be cold and snowy in the winter, but that's part of what makes it the perfect place for skiing and snowmobiling. That's the new pitch from the Maine Office of Tourism, which says it is launching a market campaign for the coming winter to get people more excited...
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